Pressure can often have the ability to make us all do some very strange things indeed. But where as putting on an odd pair of socks in the morning out of blind panic might make you look like a bit of a lemon, it probably won’t cost your company several million quid.
Because for the men in charge of a football club, panicking under pressure can have some very horrific consequences indeed. When first choice targets go astray and Premier League chairman go on holiday, transfer business can often be left till the dying moments. And in the heat of the moment, it seems that anything is possible within this league.
So to celebrate QPR dedicating the entirety of the last transfer window to the art of panic buying, we’ve accumulated 15 of our favourite scattergun deals. From deals so short sighted that players had to be paid to leave, strikers signed on a two year goal drought to switches so absurd, they make no sense at all, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Have I made a Taibi like howler in my top 15? Anyone you feel like I’ve missed out on? Bat all your suggestions to me on Twitter: follow @samuel_antrobus and tell me what you think?